PhD Research Student,
Currently in my sixth year at Nottingham having progressed through the ranks from Undergraduate to Masters and finally PhD level, my research interests lie principally in fluvial geomorphology and landscape modelling. My first degree was a BSc in Geography which I undertook between 2006 and 2009. I then went on to complete an MSc in Geographical Information Science before embarking on a PhD in the autumn of 2010.
My research is primarily concerned with numerical modelling of fluvial systems and applies a reduced complexity landscape evolution model (CAESAR) to generate estimates of long-term sediment yields at a catchment scale. The focus of my modelling efforts is on the Upper North Fork Toutle River (USA), which was catastrophically disturbed during the 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens.
Aside from my research, I assist with practical elements of the second year ‘River Channel Forms and Dynamics’ course, and have also enjoyed the opportunity to help out on several Undergraduate field trips. I’m involved in cricket and football teams and I’m generally keen to get involved in any activity that gets me outdoors.